Jewish Journal


November 7, 2011

Israeli waiter convicted of killing boss and family


An Israeli waiter was found guilty on Monday of murdering the boss who fired him and five members of the restaurant owner’s family, including a baby, stabbing them to death in their home.

Damian Kerlik carried out the killings in 2009, angry over his dismissal for stealing alcohol on the job, police said.

Kerlik slipped into the Oshrenko family’s apartment in the suburb of Rishon Lezion late at night while they were sleeping. He used keys he had obtained from his wife, who had continued to work at the restaurant.

Convicting him of the six murders, a court in central Israel said he killed his ex-employer, his wife, their four-month-old son, three-year-old daughter and the children’s grandparents.

Kerlik will be sentenced at a later date. His wife is already serving a 13-year sentence for her role in the murders.

Writing by Jeffrey Heller; Editing by Louise Ireland

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